About

MEMPHIS BARBECUE NETWORK

MBN Mission

The Memphis Barbecue Network (MBN) is one of the leading sanctioning bodies of BBQ contests in the world. It is dedicated to promoting and preserving the unique Memphis style of BBQ though education, support, and management. MBN officials assist event organizers in promoting, organizing, and conducting the sanctioned events in accordance with MBN standards.

MBN Goals

MBN Leadership

Executive Board

Henry Evans

President

Maggie Adkison

Vice President

Kelley Evans

Secretary

Elise Jenkins

Sanctioning Coordinator

Kevin Wolfe

Treasurer

Adam Adkison

Barbara Anderson

Tom Anderson

Suzanne Rhea

2024 Executive Board Meeting Schedule

2024 Executive Board Meeting Schedule
   
Agenda submission  deadlineDateLocation / Time
February 18, 2024February 25, 2024Virtual 
June 16, 2024June 23, 2024Virtual 
 August 18, 2024August 25, 2024Virtual 
November 17, 2024November 24, 2024In Person

Meetings will be open to members for discussion requests after the Executive Session is complete.

Member discussion requests will be heard on a first come basis as time is limited.

All member discussion requests must be submitted on/before the submission deadline date.

Member discussion requests must include:

  • Name, Including Team Name or Contest Name
  • Member Affiliation (Team, Judge, Organizer)
  • Contact Information
  • Discussion Topic
  • Brief Topic Description/Request (3-4 Sentences)

MBN CONTEST REPRESENTATIVES

Adam Adkison
Maggie Adkison
Barbara Anderson
Tom Anderson
Russ Beatse
Mike Beebe
Lori Dixon
Henry Evans
Kelley Evans
John Paul Gates
Elise Jenkins
Tippi Jones
Becky Palmer
Suzanne Rhea
Greg Sebastian
Lois Sebastian
Missi Spears